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How do you install Eliane porcelain tile?

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To install Eliane porcelain tile, mix the thinset mortar. Apply it to the subfloor with a trowel and press a tile into it, pushing down until the tile is 1/4 inch into the mortar. Place a spacer at each end of the tile, and wipe clean if dust is present. Lay three to four more tiles, cover them with a board, and tap the board with a rubber mallet to level. Remove the spacers when the mortar cures.

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After removing the spacers, mix the grout. Spread it on the tile at a 45-degree angle, filling the joints entirely, and allow it to set for 15 minutes. Remove excess grout from the tiles with a damp sponge. Seal the grout with grout sealer, and avoid walking on the tiles for 12 hours.

Before installing Eliane porcelain tile, first prepare the floor by removing existing tile, carpet or laminate flooring to get to the concrete subfloor. Make sure the floor is clean and dry and that there are no dips. Find the center of the room, and lay a test row of tiles. The spacers placed at the end of each tile should not be flush with the tile. Instead, they should stick out.

Lay full tiles before cutting partial tiles. After laying the full tiles, allow the mortar to cure for a full 24 hours. Cut the tiles with a manual snap cutter or electric wet saw, and repeat the installation process.

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